Contrary to popular belief, Pandas don’t just eat bamboo, they also eat local search sites. My post on Yellow Pages SEO in the Post-Panda World is now live on SEL.
Tags: Google · Yellow Pages
// Apr 19, 2011 at 8:20 am
It’s definitely hitting all yellow pages sites hard. Perhaps they’ll re-evaluate their content now instead of dishing out millions of pages with listings.
Carroll B. Merriman
// Apr 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm
Between me and my husband we’ve had more problems than I can count but, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) they are.
// Apr 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm
Do you care to speculate about what this means for CityGrid? Do you think it will remain viable on its own without a lot of GOOG search traffic to rely upon?
// Apr 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm
One of the main strategies of CityGrid was to reduce CitySearch’s reliance on Google. That said I am sure a number of CG distribution partners got knocked down as a result of Panda but I would guess that overall they had just as many partner sites gain, so probably no change for them.
// May 5, 2011 at 11:14 pm
I keep hearing about this panda update. Interested to know more.
// May 10, 2011 at 9:37 am
I agree with you Jordan. There are too many sites like Yell with countless pages without any focus on providing good quality content.
This is a good example of big companies not future proofing their SEO.
// May 10, 2011 at 5:08 pm
Panda is certainly having an effect on hotel sites that are part of a chain. It’s not uncommon for content to be scraped and republished on many sites across the web.
// May 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm
Panda Update also hit websites that doesn’t have dupe content.. I dont think the bot is able to determine which content is duplicate.. I have experienced it on one of my sites.. I already conceded that i will no t be able to make money on this site after a year of work so stop working on it. but after panda it on the top 3 position for a keyword “Buy” based with over a 100k monthly searches
// May 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm
I’ve been trying to get updated on the Panda update. Can you some explain what exactly happened? I know a lot of sites got hit hard but just trying to learn as much as possible. Thanks!
// Aug 5, 2011 at 1:21 am
Panda update? Let everyone else.. I keep hearing about it.. But what does it have to do with SEO?
// Sep 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm
I just really have not seen much of an effect personally from Panda. The only thing I have noticed is a few well built directories in my area have jumped in the serps a little.
// Feb 15, 2012 at 9:48 am
I haven’t really noticed any changes on Panda, I think it mainly has to do with websites that are using spam techniques to get links and are trying to eliminate those low quality links.